Disappointment should be looked at as a reason to change how you are doing things, not as a reason to feel defeated. I sometimes need a reminder of this and well, I got it yesterday.
In our business we will have disappointments and we will have some pretty cool accomplishments too. But it is all about how you handle the disappointments so they lead to amazing accomplishments!
Yesterday’s disappointment was a little different but turned out to be an amazing discovery. See I always use Adobe for all of my pictures and graphics. I have always used illustrator for my Pinterest graphics as it came with my apps from Adobe.
I love my laptop for most reasons, but the colors are blah. I have been editing photos in Lightroom on my phone and creating graphics on the computer (which is hard when the computer graphics are dull.) A new computer was something I was deciding on but the one that had everything I want is quite pricey so I spent 1100 on a new tablet with keyboard (yes pricey but much less the computer I was looking at.) Now to put the next paragraph into perspective - I have never owned a tablet before and before the color disappointment of my computer, I never considered even spending 1100 on a computer.
So here I was with an expensive device that I was super excited about. Got home, charged it and set it up to find out that the illustrator app for mobile is literally just a drawing app The program I used to make my graphics that has so many things to do is not an app for mobile. Now I was about to panic thinking “what did I do?” I spent how much on the newest Samsung tablet, had to have the biggest screen with the best graphics and still cannot make Pinterest graphics!
But after the melt down I went into Adobe and found Spark which I believe also has a free application, but I pay for all apps so I have premium. Turns out Spark is actually designed to do this kind of stuff for Pinterest and Instagram. And the things I can do with it are just simply amazing! Oh and they have an app for my tablet so I can get the true colors and not be creating on a crappy color computer
Now if I had let disappointment get the best of me (after my panic attack), I probably would have either given my kids this amazing tablet (they probably would be ok with that) or brought it back. But instead I looked into other possible solutions, and the end result is so much better!
You may want to try Spark by Adobe if you have never seen it before. I am not sure what all is included in the free version, but I am sure it is worth checking out!!